UK Press Coverage

Published by QA Financial
Insurance firms ahead of the curve in implementing S/4 HANA, the new SAP enterprise platform. Banks need to wake up to the challenge of data right-sizing and testing.

Published by Software Testing News

Being a retailer or a grocer in the economic climate that has prevailed in the last few years has not been easy. Price pressures, burgeoning competition and increasingly informed consumers has meant that companies have to work harder, but to really get ahead and stay ahead, they have to work smarter, Maria Martin on behalf of Original Software explains.

telegraph

Published by: www.telegraph.co.uk

A list of IT cock-ups in the UK that had disastrous, painful or hilarious consequences, courtesy of the closely-watched annual “Hall of Shame” from Original Software.

Information Age

Published by: www.information-age.com

2014 hasn’t disappointed on the IT failure front. Software catastrophes, hardware meltdowns and system malfunctions have left executives red faced, customers hacked off and shareholders fuming. No organisation is safe from IT disasters, which can have serious effects, causing disruption, reputational damage and diminished customer and investor confidence. Original Software’s annual ‘Hall of Shame’ shows how easily technology disasters can happen and the fall-out that follows. These are our pick of IT screw-ups that have affected the UK that have had disastrous, painful or hilarious consequences.

CBR

Published by: www.cbronline.com

IT teams fear running updates will invite issues that disrupt business.
40% of organisations using SAP are reluctant to run software updates, fearing it might disrupt business.

Information Age

Published by: www.information-age.com

The SAP upgrade process is often viewed as time consuming, costly and inefficient for business.

Microscope

Published by: www.microscope.co.uk

A global survey of 60 firms with SAP deployments found that IT professionals were reluctant to carry out updates, fearing the aftermath. A quarter said that updates exceeded their budget by 25% and a third said that update projects overran by an average of five months.

Outlook Series

Published by: www.outlookseries.com

Survey data suggests IT teams concerned updates will introduce issues that disrupt business.

Forty percent of companies running SAP are reluctant to update the software regularly, according to new research by Original Software. Other data from the study suggest the most likely reason for this reluctance is concern the update process will introduce issues that disrupt business.

CIO

Published by: www.cio.com.au

Retailers the world over have gone into technology lock down, to protect their businesses – and Christmas revenues – from software quality issues.

As retailers gear up for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the recently minted biggest day in the retail calendar, retailers the world over have gone on IT lockdown, the so-called “code freeze.” With millions of consumers racing to the high street and e-commerce sites to tick gifts off their Christmas lists, retailers really can’t afford for their applications, systems and websites to fall over at this most crucial revenue generating time.

Retail Technology

Published by: www.retailtechnology.co.uk

Most retailers are making significant investments in their tech infrastructure but are struggling to test systems.

Recent research, commissioned by Original Software and conducted by retail consultants Martec, found that 71% per cent of retailers are making significant application investments over the coming year, but that 69% suffer from bugs.